School dinner price to rise
2:01pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in County News
The price of school meals in Pembrokeshire will rise 2.5% next month.
Pembrokeshire County Council is putting up the cost of school dinners in its primary schools by 5p.
At £2 a meal, the cost of primary school dinners in Pembrokeshire will still be less than in many counties in Wales.
The value of a school meal token will increase from £2.00 to £2.05.
“Unfortunately this price increase is necessary because of the continuing rise in food and fuel costs,” said Councillor Ken Rowlands, Cabinet Member for Education.
“The County Council provides high quality, nutritionally balanced meals for the best possible price and we are committed to continue doing so,” he said.
The School Meals service is a non profit-making service, subsidised by the County Council and despite the need to increase costs also remains committed to sourcing quality local products and to using local suppliers wherever possible.
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